Sony’s First 4K Blu-ray Player Will Cost $299 Next Month
Sony has sent out notice about the pricing and availability for the UBP-X800, their 4K Blu-ray player that the company announced back at CES. It’s the first 4K player Sony will sell to consumers starting in March. The player will play pretty much every optical disc ever made, and this includes Super Audio CD and Blu-Ray 3D. You’ll still need a TV to support those 3D discs or speakers with the Super Audio, but this is the first big step forward.
Sony’s X800 is $299.99, close to the price of the Xbox One S. The One S not only has a 4K player, but also can play games and access hundreds of apps. It drives home the value of the One S, but also in perspective how much 4K hardware and content will cost.
Sony’s 4K Blu-ray Player will cost $299
If you’re able to move past the price, you’re able to pre-order the player now. If you’re going to buy the Blu-ray player, you will also need to upgrade to a 4K TV from Sony. They offer the XBR-X900E, the XBR-X850E, and the XBR-X800E series which will be available in March, priced from $999.99 for a 43-inch model all the way up to $7,499.99 for the top-end 75-inch set.
4K UHD is the best picture quality you can currently get. There is a new trend of an 8K video, but content still isn’t shot and edited in 8K. 4K Blu-rays are becoming more popular in stores, and with more players, we’ll see prices come down. If you’re looking for the ultimate 4K setup, using this Blu-ray will be the best choice.
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